Modi meets 26/11 child survivor ‘Baby Moshe’ in Israel

RSTV Bureau
Prime Minister Narendra Modi meets 26/11 survivor 'Baby Moshe' in Israel on July 5, 2017.

Prime Minister Narendra Modi meets 26/11 child survivor ‘Baby Moshe’ in Israel on July 5, 2017.

In a special gesture, Prime Minister Narendra Modi met Moshe Holtzberg, the Israeli child who was just two years old when he lost his parents in the 2008 Mumbai terror attack.

Modi’s decision to meet Moshe, now 11, along his grandparents was an emotional moment for the family.

Modi also met Moshe’s Indian nanny Sandra Samuels, who managed to save him during the terror attack at Nariman House in Mumbai in November, 2008. Lashkar-e-Toiba (LeT) terrorists.

Moshe was two when his parents Rivka and Gavriel Holtzberg, serving as emissaries of Chabad in Mumbai, were killed along with six others by terrorists at the Nariman House, also popularly known as Chabad House.

The Nariman House was one of the five places targeted by the terrorists, killing 166 people in all.

Moshe now lives in Afula, Israel, with his grandparents — Rabbi Shimon Rosenberg and his wife Yehudit Rosenberg. He is still very attached to his nanny Sandra who works in Jerusalem and joins the family over the weekends.

Israel honoured Sandra with an honorary citizenship in September 2010.

She works with young kids in Jerusalem during the week and joins the Rosenberg family in the north during the weekends.

(With inputs from PTI)